Negotiating at the World Trade Organization

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This resource book highlights strategies for community management and financing. It is written in a style which is easy to follow, and it contains many examples and illustrations. As well as commenting on successful practices, it discusses problems to be avoided.




The establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 led to a major transformation of the multilateral trading system. Until then, the system comprised only those rules that countries were expected to apply to trade in goods. With the WTO, these rules were extended to trade in services and to trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights. The widening of the rules, and their bewildering complexity, posed challenges to the delegations of developing countries in participating in the discussions.


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